October, 2015

The Other Side of The Nyquist/Shannon Coin

A couple of months ago, I was sitting with my youngest son in Mexico City and we started talking about digital audio. Michael received his graduate degree from MIT (I just happen to be wearing my [...]

Hard Line CD Specs

“A good recording will sound good regardless of a higher sample rate or bit depth”. This was posted in response to a short discussion over at AVS Forum in a thread that Scott Wilkinson started in [...]

Hardware vs. Software

I have a lot of FB friends that post images of high-end audio equipment on their own pages or on the pages of audiophile centric pages. These posts almost exclusively contain images of high-end equipment. Recently, [...]

MQA and CD Quality: A Couple of Questions

Jason Victor Serinus posted an article about a press conference that was held at the recent Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. I’m sorry I missed it. The title of the event was “MQA and Mytek Present: From [...]

High-Resolution Audio | Music: A Reality Check

Today is Monday. It was three weeks ago that I officially launched the Kickstarter Campaign for “Music and Audio: A User Guide To Better Sound”. The success of the project has been tremendously gratifying…beyond my wildest [...]

A Glossary: Hi-Res Audio | Music Terms & Definitions

There are simply too many different definitions, misuse of terminology, and hype happening in the high-resolution audio and music marketplace. How is a novice audio consumer supposed to wade through the confusion when the “guides” being [...]

Power Failure

It never fails. On a day when I have to make a FEDEX delivery by 5 pm, just about everything that could go wrong goes wrong. Michael Bishop, formerly of Telarc and now a partner in [...]

Manufacturing Myths

What percentage of stuff about audio that you read on the web is hyperbole or just plain wrong? I’m finding that more and more “experts” are trying to cast their opinions as the truth. Here’s an [...]

A Preview Listening Session

Before I get into the substance of today’s post, I want to once again thank every backer of the Kickstarter campaign for his or her contribution. With the generous support of over 600 audio enthusiasts, we’ve [...]

600 Backers and the First Stretch Goal Are So Close!

The process of preparing and executing a crowd sourcing campaign on Kickstarter is all consuming…at least for the month prior to the launch and during the 30 days of the actual campaign. Of course, the response [...]